Snowdonia

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 Crib Goch, Snowdonia, Wales  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Crib Goch, Snowdonia, Wales (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

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Why Go To Snowdonia?

Well, if you have to ask... Just some of things you can do in Snowdonia that you can't do anywhere else...

  • Walk up the highest peak in Britain outside the Scottish Highlands, or simply get the train up there.
  • Hike up a raft of other iconic mountains like Cader Idris, Tryfan and the Glyders
  • Undertake amazing journeys on foot, two or four wheels
  • Get some of Britain's best white water action at Bala

Want to find out more? Read on for great photos, articles, videos, top tips and other content to fire up your adventure appetite. Got a question? Ask away.


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Snowdonia, all 823 square miles of it, has it all: not only the highest peak in Britain outside the Scottish Highlands, but also a train to get you to the top, making Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (Great Tomb) at 1085m Britain's most accessible peak. Elsewhere, there are more iconic mountains (Cader Idris, Tryfan, the Rhinogs, Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr), amazing roads, hiking and mountain biking routes, forests, waterfalls... and even some white water action at Bala and 23 miles of coastline, much of it sandy and visible from the peaks. Tidy darts.

 
 

There are several essential journeys in Snowdonia.... apart from getting up Snowdon in whatever way suits you, some of Wales' best long-distance routes come through (and show off the best bits of) the national park: The Welsh C2C mountain bike route, the Wales coast to coast road cycling route and the Lôn Las Cymru national cycling route being three of the biggest and best.

 The view from Barmouth to the mountains of Snowdonia  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

The view from Barmouth to the mountains of Snowdonia (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

 Cantilever Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdonia  (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Cantilever Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdonia (Crown copyright 2018 / Visit Wales)

Getting To Snowdonia, Maps & Guides

Getting there: A drive of around 4 hours from Cardiff, 2 hrs from Manchester, or 4.5 from London. Trains aren’t great to this part of the world but if it’s any consolation, they are fantastic once you get there.

Travel times from where you are: See Snowdonia on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: No dedicated guidebooks - best bet is the Rough Guide to Wales or Lonely Planet's equivalent.

Walking route guidance: Visit Snowdonia walking guide.

Tourist board: Visit Wales.


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